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Anna Painelli got the Laurea Degrees in Chemistry at the University of Padova in 1982 and was awarded the S.Bezzi medal as the best graduate student in Chemistry. In 1986 Painelli obtained the Ph.D degree in Chemistry form Padova University. In 1988-1991 Painelli worked as a researcher at CNR in Padova. In 1991 Painelli moved in Parma, as researcher at the Dipartimento di Chimica GIAF of the local University. In 2000-2005 she was Associate Professor of Chemical Physics at the same Univerity, where, since 2005 she works as Professor of Chemical Physics. Since 1995 Painelli served as teacher at the Faculty of Science (University of Parma) for the Laurea degrees in Chemistry as well as in Material Science. Painelli is a teacher of PhD Course in Science and Tecnology of Innovative Materials of the Parma University since 2001, and in 2007-2011 she coordinated the same Course. In 2013-2015 Painelli coordinated the undergraduate Course in Chemistry at Parma University. Painelli supervised the work of more than 10 PhD students. Painelli is Principal investigator in the ITN project Using the smart matrix approach to enhance TADF-OLED efficiency and Lifetime, TADFlife (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018), and served as the International coordinator del progetto Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN-607721 2013-2017 Nano2Fun: Nanochemistry of molecular materials for 2-photon functional applications. She was the Italian coordinator of the Executive Program of Scientific and Technologic cooperation between the Italian Republic and the Republic of India 2017 - 2019, su Charge and Energy Transfer in Molecular Functional Material and served as Italian coordinator of the Italian part the Executive Program of Scientific and Technological cooperation between the Italian Republic and the Republic of India 2008 – 2010, Designing novel photosystems for enhanced charge transfer efficiency: a detailed theoretical modelling; and of the Executive Program of Scientific and Technological cooperation between the Italian Republic and the Republic of India 2012 – 2014, From Small Molecules to Advanced Molecular Materials: Transport and Transfer Properties. Painelli was Scientific Responsible of the Research Unit of Parma in the scientific projects of the Italian Ministry of University and Research PRIN2001 e PRIN2004, and was scientific coordinator of PRIN2006 project: Chromophores in organic and hybrid nanostructures: supramolecular engineering of photonic properties. Painelli was the Italian responsible for the project Galileo2007 with M. Blanchard-Desce (Rennes, FR) on Nanoscopic organic structures: experimental and theoretical investigations of innovative organic and hybrid systems. Expert-evaluator for the EU Commission; Reviewer for the Department of Energy, USA, and for several EU states. Referee for several scientific journals: of the American Chemical Society, of the American Physical Society, of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Wiley, Elsevier, Nature-group etc. In 2002-2007 Painelli was member of the Editorial Board di Physical Review B, presently serves as editorial board memebr of Chemical Physics Letters. Painelli authored more than 160 papers on peer-reviewed international journals and book-chapters. The 162 papers listed on the ISI web site received 3832 citations with h-index 33 (from ISI web of knowledge, 5 Jan 2020). Painelli presented more than 160 contributions to national and international confererences and presented about 50 seminars upon invitation. The scientific activity of Painelli in the field of modern chemical physics of molecular functional materials is mainly devoted to theoretical modelization and optical spectroscopy. Schematically, the research activity of Painelli focused on the following main themes, with strong mutual interconnections: 1.electron-vibration coupling in charge-transfer molecular crystals 2.electronic structure models for strongly correlated electrons (Hubbard models) and organic superconductors 3.electron-vibration coupling in conjugated polymers 4.electron-vibration-coupling in spin-crossover systems 5. transport in molecular junctions 6.the neutral-ionic phase transition in charge-transfer molecular crystals: electronic structure models and numerical calculations based on the diagrammatic valence bond technique, electron-phonon coupling, phase diagrams, multistability, polarization and polarizability, dielectric anomaly, soft-modes and diffuse X-ray scattering. 7.Theoretical models and spectroscopic characterization of functional molecular materials: pi-conjugated chromophores with electron donor and acceptor groups with polar (DA) and multibranched (DAD, DA3,...) structure. Electron-vibration coupling (also relaxing the adiabatic approximation) and solvation effects in electronic (absorption and fluorescence) spectra, in vibrational (infrared and Raman) spectra and in optical and spectroscopic linear and non-linear responses. Electroabsorption spectra. Symmetry-breaking and anomalous solvatochromism of multibranched chromophores. 8.Bottom-up models of molecular materials: electrostatic intermolecular interactions in multichromophoric assemblies and films. Analysis of several experimental systems and prediction of collective and cooperative phenomena: bistability and multielectron transfer 9.Bistability in molecular crystals. The research work is done also thanks to several international collaborations. Among others a long lasting collaboration with Zoltàn G. Soos (Princeton University) resulted in more than 20 papers. Other collaborations are mentioned with Jaume Veciana (Barcellona), Mireille Blanchard-Desce (Rennes), Swapan Pati (Bangalore), Wim Wenseleers (Antwerp), Olga Przhonska (Kiev), Eric Van Stryland (CREOL, UCF), Kevin Belfield (NJIT), George Thomas (IISER-TVM).

Completion accademic year: 2020/2021

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

Completion accademic year: 2013/2014


  • Second cycle degree CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2020/2021
  • Second cycle degree CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2019/2020
  • Second cycle degree CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2018/2019
  • Second cycle degree CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2017/2018
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2016/2017
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2015/2016
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2014/2015



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